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the events ahead of sandy. president obama will campaign alongside president clinton and dave matthews. the president is back on the campaign trail today. he's on his way to wisconsin as we speak. he'll visit nevada and colorado today. the president took a three-daybreak from campaigning to oversee the government's response to hurricane sandy. part of the presentation will focus on the effort to provide relief of those affected by the massive storm. >> the death toll is climbing four days after sandy made land fall. the storm claimed 75 lives. more than 4.5 million homes and businesses were without power along the east coast. most in the new york area and that area around new york city. president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore. during the tour, the president pledged support along the long haul. >> sandy brought flooding and now it's causing gridlock. this is the long back up of cars trying to get into the city this morning. drivers had to go through a police check point and prove they had three people in the car. it was encouraged to encourage car pooling. >>> closer to home,
to the hundreds of thousands of people still in the dark after sandy. the workers know they have a tough task ahead of them. their mission is rewarding. >> most of the customer base is extremely grateful. we do der i've a lot out of that. it's fantastic. hopefully, we'll run into the same thing up there. i'm sure we will. we are there to help. >> it isn't clear how long the crews will be gone. they will be working gruelling hours while they are away. they will work shifts of at least 12 hours. >> we are getting a look at the damage from sandy. take a look at these before and after satellite photos in new jersey. the storm is believed to have caused $50 billion in damages. so far, it's claimed 92 live, 11 in virginia. many businesses are without power, it's down from a peak of 8.5 million. getting around new york is just about impossible. many in new york and new jersey trying to drive their car thinking how do we get gas? thousands in new york and new jersey had to wait hours in lines miles long just to fill up the tanks. many stations are closed because of lost power. the few stations that a
that earthquake. a week after sandy devastated the east coast, some things are starting to get back to normal. later today, president obama will meet with fema to discuss the disaster relief effort. sandy has claimed 106 lives. utility companies are still working to restore power to more than 1 million people. gas lines are still long but new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor christie have promised an end to the shortage this week. >> the gas shortage won't help the rush to get back to work and school this morning. it's the first day of class for students in new york city since sandy. this morning, new york city subway system is running at about 80% of its normal service. new jersey's transit agency tried to run emergency bus services but had to shut down because of overcrowding. the agency says it's several weeks away from full restoration. if you're heading north, amtrak service will be limited today between washington, new york and boston. that's because crews are still repairing the damage caused by sandy. amtrak is telling passengers to make reservations by phone or onli
some voters off. tighter regulations and super storm sandy. at the super screen, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> president obama is giving former president bill clinton special praise for helping him get reelected. clinton is the first person he called after receiving the concession cal from romney. he was one of president obama's biggest supporters on the campaign trail. his speech during the democratic national convention was one of the highlights of the campaign. >>> one of this election's biggest votes didn't allow candidates, it was same-sex marriage. megan mcgrath has more from takoma park. >> reporter: for months we have seen the signs and tv ads involving question 6 which legalizes same-sex marriage in maryland. as the election results came in, gay and lesbian couples watched closely. among them, bonnie. >> for them, the package of question 6, the civil protection marriage act is a victory for their relationship of seven years. >> i burst out crying, of course. just absolutely thrilled, delighted. >> proud to be a marylander. >> two reverends are not only committed to each other, th
, the president is on his way to areas hit hard by hurricane sandy more than two weeks ago. president obama took off from the white house within the past hour. he's headed to nye nearby's staten island where he'll meet with first responders. it's the second visit to the destruction zone. he visited with governor chris christie. >>> two power companies are under investigation for how they responded. they received subpoenas from the new york attorney general's office for how they restored power and communicated with customers. the storm left 2 million people in the dark for days. >> we have cloudy skies out there. does that mean rain for us, tom? >> does it? >> no, i don't think so. it's a dry, but cold pattern for the next several days. it's feeling like winter still, looking like autumn. individual trees are gorgeous. here is a japanese maple that is in full autumn color. here we are in mid november. a lot of trees wait until mid november to get peak color. it's a gorgeous tree sent in. you can see the photo that is come in that i post on twitter as well as facebook. follow and like as we look a
canceled. we have frustrated passengers here this morning. this comes a week after sandy blew through and reeked havoc on flight scheduled. there were the lucky, those able to fly out on time this morning. >> boarding time is 7:10. >> reporter: there were the unlucky. people who got stuck at reagan national, their flight scrapped due to the snow. richard spent the night in the terminal. >> tried to get a hotel. they had been booked or not responsive. it's tough. i slept there. many people sleft there. it's been interesting. >> reporter: the cancellations in and out of new york began before the weather became a problem on wednesday. things just started to get back to normal after sandy hit. carriers took no chances getting planes stuck in the big apple. they started cannesling flights before the snow began to fall. >> they called me monday at 1:00 in the afternoon and canceled my flight. that was it. it was like, there's no weather here or there. i had to cancel my one-day meeting. >> this couple, both members of the military vfr trying to get to new york for the big event. they finall
on $500 million of repairs to the city following hurricane sandy. the money would go to installing new electrical systems and repairing roofs across the city. mayor michael bloomberg says the city spet $130 million in storm related emergency relief. he said the city will keep rationing gas for now because it helps cut down massive lines. there are around 19,000 people without power, two weeks since the storm hit the northeast. >>> sandy caused plenty of problems. now it's ruining christmas for some. the storm destroyed more than 3,000 trees. the owners have refunded more than 70% of their orders including trees for the u.s. botanical gardens. it's cost them $40,000 so far. >> stops in early trading on wall street. let's check in with jane wells. she joins us with that and the rest of the day's business headlines. >> let's look at the markets right now. the nasdaq finally moved in positive territory. dow up 56 points. nasdaq up about one. the president is meeting with top business leaders this week as his re-election could mean a change in the tax picture for america. the ceos of genera
for a seat in connecticut. tens of thousands of people are without power due to hurricane sandy. >>> americans flood the polls today, there are reports of voter fraud in several battleground states including virginia. robo calls are telling voters they can cast their ballots over the phone. the fake phone call, some of which involve live callers are made primarily to black voters. the calls are popping up in north carolina and florida. >>> the news 4 i team has a tip line for voter fraud. call or e-mail us. tom kierein joins us now with a look at the forecast. >> folks waiting in lines are shivering this morning. >> my heart goes out to them. many people are waiting in line for a couple hours. it didn't get above freezing until 8:30 this morning. here is a look at the sky. sunshine over capitol hill. reagan national, 44. the dew point very dry at 24. the temperature really dropped this morning. a northeast breeze at five to ten miles per hour. it feels chillier. temperatures elsewhere, low to mid-40s. most of maryland and virginia, eastern shore out in west virginia was down in
the blast. >>> today marks exactly go we l weeks since sandy devastated the northeast. over the weekend, another person died from storm related injuries. the death toll from the storm is 121. crews are working to restore power. fema has approved more than $450 million in assistance. new york governor cuomo plans to ask the federal government for at least $30 billion in disaster aid it. >>> going to check in again for the latest on the forecast. >> got some mild breezes blowing in from the south. and one more day of dreamy weather here. then a big change moving in. already feeling the effects of that change. you can see the cloud cover now passing over the mall. it's already climbing into the 60s. to our 70s just to our south. 73. farther west, where the cloud cover is thicker, it's right around 60 degrees. around the bay, low to mid-60s. all the clouds ahead of the cold front, all the way down to the coast, some light rain into ohio, kentucky and tennessee. that's advancing east. will probably get here tonight by midnight or so. after that, passing showers through the morning rush hour
to the draught. consumers cutting back on spending as well as the impact of super storm sandy. sales dropped 10% according to commerce department. auto sales dropping 1.5%. it's the biggest decline for that sector. shares of facebook dropped after the block of shares became eligible for sale for the first time today. roughly 800 million shares are available after restrictions on insider trading were lifted. it's the biggest block of shares available since the initial offering back in may. the other big stock story today, teen retailer up 29% in early trading after reporting a 41% sale surge in income. the company raising the estimate for the full year earnings guide. keith, back to you. >> trendy clothes make a difference. thanks for checking in. >>> d.c. men, apparently have a type they like. they prefer smart blonds. the online dating website, wh s whatsyourprice.com rate their hair color, eye color and social habits. according to the men asked, the perfect woman is blond with green eyes, a social drinker who doesn't smoke and received a masters degree. desirability is based on the amount of
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